Salmon on the Ice? Salmon on the Ice

Maybe someone can explain the significance of tossing a salmon on the ice in Vancouver to us. We’re about 26 types of fish away from every NHL team having their own specimen to throw on the ice. Maybe this was just a one time thing, or some kind of homage to the departed Willie Mitchell. Last we checked, Pacific salmon ain’t cheap. Hey, at least is was cleaned properly.

Bleacher Report Discovers Popular Hockey Card Feature, Lifts Content For Own Slideshow

Dear Bleacher Report, Houses of the Hockey wants its Rick Vaive airbrushed hair jokes back.

When there’s 15 million hockey bloggers writing for 30 million hockey blogs, there’s bound to be some overlap in content on any given day. In this case of the Bleacher Report running a ‘worst hockey cards’ feature, we have a really hard time believing this was any kind of original concept that their writer Jason Hitelman came up with on his own. Nearly half of the hockey cards pictured in this post have been cards we’ve featured or linked to in our weekly “Worst Hockey Cards of All-Time” bit.

I hate to nitpick, but it’s just a little surprising to see some of the most viewed hockey cards we’ve featured posted on another site without any sort of attribution to the source. Maybe we’re off base here – although, given the website in question, I think we’re on to something.

Rangers Put Playoff Hopes in Hands of Hurricanes

The New York Rangers are becoming hockey’s New York Mets in terms of late season collapses. Falling 3-0 to the Thrashers last night has handed over any playoff hopes the Rangers had to the Carolina Hurricanes.

A Case for Couturier at Number 1

The Copper and Blue continue with their outstanding NHL draft content, this time making a case for a player who’s seen his stock take a dip to go number one overall. Are Drummondville Voltigeurs centre Sean Couturier’s size and stats enough to convince a team to take him with the first pick?

Can Shea Weber Pull Off a Norris Upset?

Dirk Hoag of OnTheForecheck takes a look at Shea Weber’s fantastic season. Have enough people noticed Weber’s play this season to give him a realistic shot at winning the Norris Trophy?

Giguere Looking at Sports Hernia Surgery

Via Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun:

As expected, goalie Jean-Seabstien Giguere will be going under the knife later in April. The 33-year-old expressed frustration during the season at a recurring groin problem that he said he’d have checked after the schedule ends. AM 640 radio reported Thursday morning that it’s been diagnosed as a sports hernia, causing the groin issue that cost him 21 games and led to James Reimer as the No. 1 stopper.

Lessard Ejected For Hit From Behind